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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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Diversity is one of our society's strengths and one of the hallmarks of a great university.
The University supports diversity and is committed to maintaining employment,
educational, and health care settings that are multicultural, multiracial, multiethnic, and all-inclusive.

 

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Mewbourne College

 

Diversity is one of the strengths of our society as well as one of the hallmarks of a great university. The University supports diversity and is committed to maintaining employment, educational, and health care settings that are multicultural, multiracial, multiethnic, and all-inclusive. Respecting differences is one of the University’s missions.

The University does not discriminate or permit discrimination by any member of its community against any individual based on the individual’s race, color, religion, political beliefs, national origin, age (40 or older), sex (see Sexual Misconduct, Discrimination and Harassment policy, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, disability, or veteran status in matters of admissions, employment, financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or activities, or health care services that the University operates or provides.

The goal of the Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy's diversity initiative is to enhance OU's commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, recognize and respect the essential worth of each individual, and value differences amongst groups in the college. Mewbourne College also commits to building a welcoming and supportive campus environment where each individual feels welcomed, valued, and supported for success.

 

Resources  

Portrait of Sarah Warren.

Meet Anita Hopson Malone

Anita Hopson Malone, Ph.D., an experienced researcher and practitioner of diversity and inclusion programs, serves as Mewbourne College’s coordinator of student engagement. Malone graduated with her Bachelor of Science in liberal studies from the University of Central Oklahoma and her master’s in human relations from the University of Oklahoma. In 2017, Hopson Malone earned her doctoral degree in instructional leadership and academic curriculum from OU. With nearly two decades of experience in education, she has taught in various educational spaces ranging from K-12 classrooms to university lecture halls.

Learn with us.

Groups within Mewbourne College come together to continually learn about issues regarding diversity. Here are some of the books we're reading.

Book cover of Whistling Vivaldi


Whistling Vivaldi
 by Claude M. Steele

Book cover of Blindspot


Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People 
by Mahzarin R. Banaji

Book cover of White Fragility


White Fragility 
by Robin Diangelo

Learning and Land Acknowledgement

 

Long before the University of Oklahoma was established, the land on which the University now resides was the traditional ancestral lands of the Caddo and Wichita & Affiliated nations.

The Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy acknowledges this territory once also served as a hunting ground, trade exchange point, and migration route for the Apache, Comanche, Kiowa, and Osage nations.  Today, 39 tribal nations dwell in the state of Oklahoma as a result of settler and colonial policies that were designed to eradicate and assimilate Native people. The University of Oklahoma acknowledges and honors the historical connection our university has with its Indigenous community and the diverse Indigenous peoples connected to this land. We fully recognize, support, and advocate for the sovereign rights of all of Oklahoma’s 39 tribal nations and affirm who they are today. This acknowledgement is aligned with our university’s core value of creating a diverse and inclusive community. It is an institutional responsibility to recognize and acknowledge the people, culture, and history that make up our entire OU Community.

Meet the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council

Portrait of Andrew S. Elwood Madden
Andrew S. Elwood Madden
Portrait of Anita Hopson Malone
Anita Hopson Malone
Portrait of Fnu "Ming" Suriamin
Fnu "Ming" Suriamin
Portrait of Leah Moser
Leah Moser
Portrait of Sina Saneiyan
Sina Saneiyan
Portrait of Sarah Warren
Sarah Warren
Portrait of Catalin Teodoriu
Catalin Teodoriu
Portrait of Annette Moran
Annette Moran
Portrait of Deepak Devegowda
Deepak Devegowda
Portrait of Junle Jiang
Junle Jiang